David Blackmore

Senior Lecturer Further Education, UCA Farnham

Academic, School of Further Education

The underlining concern of David Blackmore's work to date has been that of resistance - of protest against accepted authoritative structures and systems by exploring signs of their failure.

David is a European artist born in Dublin. He initially studied Photography at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art & Design and completed his BA in Photographic Arts at the University of Westminster. Over the past decade David has exhibited internationally including solo shows at Gallery Vassie (Amsterdam), Draíocht (Dublin), The Central European House of Photography (Bratislava), The Schwartz Gallery (London) and SITEATION (Dublin). During this period David’s practice has moved away from photography and now encompasses a wide range of mediums including performance, sculpture and installation. David was named as 'Best UK based artist' at the London Irish Art Fair (2015) and subsequently became a Fellow of the RSA. A recent Slade School of Fine Art graduate Blackmore is a Honorary Research Associate with the Slade School of Fine Art /UCL Art Museum, a Senior lecturer at the University for the Creative Arts and a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster. 

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Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

  • Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)
  • Honorary Research Associate withSlade School of Fine Art/UCL Art Museum
  • Artists Union England
  • Visual Artists Ireland
  • Artists Interaction and Representation
  • University and College Union



  • Lead External examiner for Access to HE courses with Ascentis Awarding body

Awards, Grants and Commisions:

  • 2016    Land Securities, studio residency award. 
  • 2015    Best UK based Artist, The London Irish Art Fair. 
  • 2013    Further Education Staff Research Award, University for the Creative Arts
  • 2012    Commission, Bord Gáis, Dublin 
  • 2011    Private commission, Dublin 
  • 2011     FE staff development funding award, Margate Photography Festival
  • 2009    Visual Arts Award, The Irish Consulate in Bratislava.  
  • 2008    Portfolio award winner, Bratislavan month of photography. 
  • 2006    Visual Arts award, Culture Ireland.  
  • 2006    Travel and mobility award, The Arts council of Ireland. 
  • 2005    Distinction merit award, Fuji Film. 
  • 2003    Irish art award, IONTAS.  



  • 2015    Still (the) Barbarians, Eva International Biennial 
  • 2015    Dave Bown Projects 
  • 2015    Red Mansion Art Prize 
  • 2015    British Council InSpire Exchange: University of Dhaka, Bangladesh 
  • 2006    Emerging Photographer award, Magenta Foundation’s (Canada) 
  • 2005    The Next Level Photography Award 

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